Thursday, October 18, 2012

Starry night at Concordia station - Antarctica

Concordia sky | Flickr - Photo Sharing!: "Another starry night - or day - at Concordia research station in Antarctica. This photo was taken during four months of winter when the Sun never rises above the horizon.

Built on an ice plateau 3200 m up in one of the remotest places on Earth, the base hosts many research projects, from meteorology and glaciology to astronomy, technology and human biology.

ESA sponsors a medical research doctor in Concordia every winter to study the long-term effects of isolation."